|Name||Poco M5||Poco M4 Pro 5G|
|Screen||6.58 inches of IPS LCD technology, 20:9 format, FullHD+ resolution of 2,408 x 1,080 pixels, 90 Hz refresh rate and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 glass||6.6 inches of IPS LCD technology, 20:9 format, FullHD+ resolution of 2,400 x 1,080 pixels, 90 Hz refresh rate and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 glass|
|main chamber||– 50 megapixel main sensor with f/1.8 focal aperture capable of recording video in FullHD resolution at 30 frames per second
– Secondary sensor with 2 megapixel macro lens with focal aperture f / 2.4
– Tertiary sensor with 2 megapixel bokeh with f/2.4 focal aperture
|– 50 megapixel main sensor with f/1.8 focal aperture capable of recording video in FullHD resolution at 60 frames per second
– Secondary sensor with 8-megapixel wide-angle lens with f/2.2 focal aperture and 119° field of view
|selfie camera||5-megapixel main sensor with f/2.2 focal aperture capable of recording video in FullHD resolution at 30 frames per second||16-megapixel main sensor with f/2.5 focal aperture capable of recording video in FullHD resolution at 30 frames per second|
|Internal memory||64 o 128 GB UFS 2.2||64 o 128 GB UFS 2.2|
|enlargement||Available via microSD card||Available via microSD card|
|Processor and RAM||– Mediatek Helio G99 6 nanometers and eight cores at 2.2 GHz max.
– 4 or 6 GB of RAM
|– Mediatek Dimensity 810 6 nanometers and eight cores at 2.4 GHz max.
– 4 or 6 GB of RAM
|Drums||5,000 mAh with support for 18W fast wired charging||5,000 mAh with support for 33 W fast wired charging|
|Operating system||Android 12 under MIUI 13||Android 12 under MIUI 13|
|connections||4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual band, Bluetooth 5.3, GPS + GLONASS, FM radio, NFC for contactless payments, USB type C input and 3.5 mm jack for headphones||5G, 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS + GLONASS, FM radio, NFC for contactless payments, USB type C input and 3-pin jack, 5mm for headphones|
|SIM||Dual nano SIM||Dual nano SIM|
|Design||Colors: green, yellow and black||Colors: yellow, black and blue|
|Dimensions and weight||164 x 76.1 x 8.9 mm and 201 grams||163.6 x 75.8 x 8.8mm and 195 grams|
|Featured Features||Side-mounted fingerprint sensor and infrared sensor for external device control||Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, stereo speakers, IR sensor for external device control, and IP53-rated splash resistance|
|Price||From 190 dollar||From 200 dollar|
The Poco M5 is one of Xiaomi’s most recent bets to compete in the mid-range quality-price segment. This mobile not only rivals other terminals from different brands, but also the Poco M4 Pro 5G, a vitaminized version of its predecessor. So, to determine which of the two is better and why, we compared them thoroughly based on its main characteristics, technical specifications and prices.
Little resemblance to each other and modest 90 Hz screens
The Poco M5 and Poco M4 Pro 5G can be distinguished with the naked eye without major complications. However, they share the same essence of the brand, and that is due to the rear boxes that cover their main cameras. Nevertheless, each one has its quite defined personality.
In question, the Poco M5 is a device that makes use of a “V”-shaped notch design that is rarely used anymore and gives it the appearance of a quality-price terminal with limited features, since this quality is seen , more than anything, on cheap phones for the budget segment. For its part, the Poco M4 Pro 5G bets on a newer and trending design, by ditching the “V” shaped notch and opting for a hole in the screen for the selfie camera sensor. This achieves a more current appearance.
In terms of screen, both devices have very similar panels to each other. The one we find in the Poco M5 is IPS LCD technology and has a diagonal of 6.58 inches. This, in addition, has a FullHD + resolution of 2,408 x 1,080 pixels (20: 9) and boasts a refresh rate of 90 Hz. In turn, it is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 glass.
The screen of the Poco M4 Pro 5G, on the other hand, is also IPS LCD technology, but it is slightly larger, having a size of 6.6 inches. Otherwise, it also has a refresh rate of 90 Hz FullHD + resolution of 2,400 x 1,080 pixels (20: 9) and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 glass to withstand bumps, scratches and all kinds of abuse.
Mediatek, responsible for the performance of both phones
No Qualcomm anywhere. Mediatek is the semiconductor manufacturer that has put two of its processor chipsets in both phones. This leaves us with the Helio G99 of 6 nanometers and eight cores at 2.2 GHz max. lives inside the Poco M5while the Dimensity 810, which consists of a node size that is also 6 nanometers and has eight cores that work at a maximum clock frequency of 2.4 GHz, is the one that is under the hood of the Poco M4 Pro 5G from Xiaomi.
In terms of performance, power and fluidity when running demanding applications and games, both chipsets are very similar so in this section there is no mobile that is significantly superior to the other, it is worth noting.
About the RAM memory capacity and the internal storage space of each one, both have the same memory options, which are 4 or 6 GB of RAM with 64 or 128 GB of ROM. Added to this, both support internal memory expansion through the use of a microSD card.
50 megapixel cameras for decent photos
The Xiaomi Poco M5 is a mobile that boasts of a triple rear camera system consisting of and a 50 megapixel main sensor with f/1.8 aperture, which is capable of recording video in FullHD 1080p resolution at 30 frames per second. Said lens is accompanied by a 2-megapixel macro shooter with an f/2.4 aperture and another for portrait mode that is also 2-megapixel and has an f/2.4 focal aperture.
The photographic module of the Poco M4 Pro 5G is betterAs well as featuring the same 50-megapixel f/1.8 aperture camera, it comes with an 8-megapixel f/2.2 aperture wide-angle lens which is more useful than a macro or bokeh. Added to this, this device allows the recording of videos in 1080p FullHD at 60 frames per second.
For selfie photos, The Poco M5 makes use of a front camera sensor that has a resolution of 5 megapixels with f/2.2 aperture., while the Poco M4 Pro 5G has a 16-megapixel sensor with f/2.5 aperture. As for the video with these front shooters, both mobiles can record in FullHD at 30 frames per second, without more.
Batteries and other features
The battery that lives in the bowels of the Poco M4 has a capacity of 5,000 mAh and is compatible with 18 W fast charging technology. In contrast, that of the Poco M4 Pro 5G, although it has the same size of 5,000 mAh, supports faster fast charging which is 33W. Of course, both are charged through a USB type C input.
Regarding other characteristics of both mid-range, both present connectivity options that include dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC for contactless mobile payments, GPS with A-GPS and Bluetooth (v5.3 on the Poco M5 and v5.1 on the Poco M4 Pro 5G). Yes indeed, something the Poco M5 lacks is 5G connectivity while this, as the very name of the device suggests, is not conspicuous by its absence in the Poco M4 Pro 5G.
It should also be noted that both come with an infrared sensor to control external home devices such as smart TVs and air conditioners. The other thing to mention is that have integrated FM radio and they have a 3.5 mm jack input for the use of wired headphones.
For the rest, both the Poco M5 and the Poco M4 Pro 5G boast a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, support for two nano SIM cards and Android 12 under MIUI 13 as a customization layer. Of course, only the Poco M4 Pro 5G comes with stereo speakers and IP53-grade resistance to withstand splashes, not submersion.
Prices, conclusions and opinion: which is better, the Poco M5 or Poco M4 Pro 5G?
The Poco M5 has recently been launched in the global market with an official starting price of around 190 euros for the 4 GB RAM variant with 64 GB internal storage space. For its part, The Poco M4 Pro 5G can currently be had for around €200 and up for the 4/64 GB model. However, the latter can be found in offers lower than the mentioned price because it has been on the market for longer, since it was launched in November of last year.
Now, about which phone is better in 2022 and why, the Poco M4 Pro 5G is the clear winner of this comparative analysis And that’s because it has support for 5G networks, it has a wide angle for taking wide shots, it can record video with a higher frame rate per second, it has a slightly larger screen, it has grade water resistance IP53, it comes with stereo speakers and charges in less time as it has a battery that is compatible with 33W fast charging. In addition, being superior in these sections, it costs almost the same as the Poco M5, a device that is also an excellent purchase option today if what you want is a mid-range of modest benefits and for average use.